VIDEO: Urgent call to trace 1962 Duke of Edinburgh Award winner from Gildersome

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An ITV documentary is hoping to trace a Gildersome lady as part of a new programmme celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

London-based company Spun Gold TV is wanting to track down Carol Griffiths, who was one of the first women to receive the Gold Award in 1962 and appeared in a Pathe newsreel film when she travelled to Buckingham Palace to collect her award from the Duke.

At the time, Carol was 17 years old and worked as a Comptometer Operator.

Linda Brusasco, director of the documentary, said: “A newspaper article says she she is from Gildersome. Of course, she may well now be married and have changed her name and/or moved away from the area.

“We would love to track her down because, as part of the documetary, we’re keen to find some early award winners to take back to the Palace for this special occasion.”

Anyone who has information as to Carol’s whereabouts can call Linda on 07767787574.